Today was my first day at a part time job in a childcare room for a fitness facility. I work 2.5 hours a day, Monday through Friday. I am allowed to bring my daughter, who is 15 months old, with me. She is still nursing. This morning while at work, it was my daughter's nap time and she is not yet used to being in the childcare room. She began to cry and so I put her on my lap and began nursing her to try to calm her and get her to take her nap.
My boss happened to walk in to get something from a closet, and began chatting with me for a full minute before stopping mid sentence and whispering "oh my gosh, are you breastfeeding?" I replied that I was, and she said I had to stop because I was not allowed to "do that in here". I told her that I was allowed, and she continued to come up with reasons (the parents will complain, you have to cover up, you can't possibly pay attention to the other children, etc.) why I needed to stop and I calmly told her that I did not and that should anything happen with the children I would be just as able to handle it while breastfeeding as I would had my daughter just been napping (which she had commented, before realizing she was nursing, was "too cute!"). She then commented "Well, you didn't tell me you were breastfeeding when I interviewed you!" This worried me. I would very much like to keep this job.
Was I right? Should I discourage my child from nursing in the future? Am I legally protected?
Thanks in advance. I live in Florida if that makes any difference.